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Epidemiology of Congenital Malformations

  • Harold Kalter
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Abstract

Before malformation surveillance there was malformation epidemiology. Its original concerns, as of epidemiology generally, were “the distribution and determinants of health-related states or events in defined populations” (Last 1988); which in the context of malformations refers to determining whether and how specific abnormalities may be associated with time, place, condition, and circumstance, for the implicit purpose of clarifying etiology.

Keywords

Congenital Malformation Spina Bifida Neural Tube Defect Cleft Palate Orofacial Clefting 
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© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.CincinnatiUSA

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